The SMG Fast Track Learning Episodes​​

Level One: Just Getting Started? Check out Episodes 1-4 That will guide Teachers and Students from Registration, Classroom Management, Startup Lessons and the Rules of The Stock Market Game. 

 Episode #1  SMG Registration As Easy As 1-2-3


                         SMG As Easy As 1-2-3.docx

         SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode 1 Registration .pptx

Episode #2   Start Here Teacher Support Center



         SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #2 Start Here TSC.pptx

Episode #3  Target Lessons Before , During & After SMG


        SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #3 Target Lessons Before, During & After SMG.pptx

Episode #4  SMG Know The Rules


         SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #4 SMG Know The Rules.pptx

Level Two: Ready to start Research & Trading? Teachers & Students learn the basics of Fundamental & Technical Stock Analysis, understanding the Team Portfolio and how to execute your first Trades. 

Episode #5 Student Introduction to Research


               SMG Fundamental Analysis Chart .docx

                 SMG Technical Analysis Chart .docx

         SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #5 Student Introduction to Research.pptx

Episode #6 Team Portfolio Pages Navigation & Understanding 


          SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #6 Team Portfolio Navigation & Understanding .pptx

Episode #7 Let's Trade Today! 



         Chris Anderson's Buy What You Know! .docx

                    Pick 5 Buy What You Know.docx

​                  SMG March Madness 2017 (2).pdf

          SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #7 Let's Trade Today!.pptx

Level Three: Ready to go above & beyond!  Teachers & Students will Win with Diversification, Weekly Team and Market analysis and participate in the InvestWrite Essay Competition, Invest It Forward and The Capitol Hill Challenge.

Episode #8 Winning With Diversification


       Mutual Fund & ETF Breakdown Comparison.docx

                    SMG Fall:Spring Portfolio Builder.docx

           SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #8 Winning With Diversification.pptx

Episode #9 Rankings & Weekly  Team Analysis


             SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #9 Rankings & Weekly Team Analysis.pptx

Episode #10 Connections to InvestWrite, Invest It Forward 

​                        & Capitol Hill Challenge 

             SMG Classroom Fast Track Episode #10 Connections to Invest It Forward, InvestWrite & Capitol Hill Challenge.pptx

                       The Fast Track Album Collection! 


​​The SIFMA Foundation proudly brings Financial Literacy to the technological forefront with the Stock Market Game connecting students with the Global Economy.​​​

             Help & Support 
                Jim Ford 

  CO,FL,ME,NH SMG Coordinator

*My goal of this web site is to excite you and make it easier to bring the SMG programs to your students. 
*Assisting you with registering your school or classes with The Stock Market Game (SMG) 
*Help you navigate through the SMG web-site
* Inform you of the free lessons and webinars available to you after you register
*Share with you my favorite websites and other resources.
*Be available to you and available to visit your class throughout your Stock Market Game experience.


        Win Your Sports Bracket! 

SMG March Madness 2019 New!!! pdf.pdf

      Getting Started with SMG! 


       Colorado, Florida, Maine, 

       New Hampshire 2019-2020

               Register Today! 

Teaching Investing

  Join in The SMG Learning!!! 

           CO, FL, ME, NH

    Late Spring Enrichment Session 

            April 15 - June 7, 2019

                   Summer SMG 

            June 17 - August 9, 2019

      Teachers Late Summer Prep

          August 19 - September 6, 2019

               Teachers Fall Prep 

   September 9 - September 27, 2019

            Year-Long Competitive 

  September 16, 2019 - April 10, 2020

          Fall 10 Week Competitive 

      October 7, - December 13, 2019

         Teachers Mid- Year Prep

    January 6, 2020 - January 24, 2020

       Spring 10 Week Competitive 

    February 3, 2020 - April 10, 2020

SMG Programs

Top Sites for Stocks, ETF's, Mutual Funds and Bonds Research! 


                  New Hampshire SIFMA SMG Awards

                                  Fidelity Investments

               Merrimack, New Hampshire May 20, 2019


                     Colorado SIFMA SMG Awards 

                                     Charles Schwab

                      Lone Tree, Colorado  May 8, 2019

               Florida North SIFMA SMG Awards

        Rosen College of Hospitality Management

                 Orlando, Florida May 14, 2019


Welcome to Wicked Smart Investments!       

                                                Webinar Topics and Schedule for Winter/Spring 2019
1) SMG Basics (30 min) – Getting Started, Teacher Support Center, & student portfolios 
2) Basic Company Research (30 min) - using Yahoo and Nasdaq, basic terminology and company headlines will be reviewed 
3) Weekly Portfolio Analysis (30 min) – team analysis of major indexes and portfolio holdings
4) Winning with Diversification (30 min) – strategies for building a diversified portfolio with stocks, bonds, ETF’s and mutual funds.
5) Let’s Trade Today! (30 min) - A quick overview of the SMG portfolio and how to get Stock Market Game students trading in their portfolio.
6) InvestWrite SMG Writing Project Webinars:
a. How to InvestWrite (50 min)
b. InvestWrite: Easy to Submit (30 min)
7) What is Sustainability (1hr) – the session will discuss its history and the differences between ESG Investing, Socially Responsible Investing and Impact Investing.

* 2019 Fall Live Webinar Schedule Coming Soon! 

                          Recorded 2018 -19 Live Webinars

Capitol Hill Challenge III April 16, 2019


Capitol Hill Challenge III April 2, 2019

Capitol Hill Challenge III March 21, 2019

Winning with Diversification March 13, 2019

Capitol Hill Challenge II March 5, 2019

Just The Basics February 28, 2019

Basic Company Research February 21, 2019

Weekly Team Portfolio Analysis February 20, 2019

Capitol Hill Challenge II  February 19, 2019

Chris & Jim Teachers Talking InvestWrite February 18, 2019

Markets Had You Down, The Fall 2018 Correction

Diversification Activities 2019 

Using Diversification in The Stock Market Game.docx

SMG Mutual Fund Building .docx

401K Strategies with The Stock Market Game.docx

Dollar Cost Averaging with The Stock Market Game.docx

Diversification Challenge with The Stock Market Game.docx

Weekly Team Portfolio Analysis  January 9, 2019

Winning with Diversification  January 17, 2019

Winning with Diversification    Fall 2018

Let's Trade Today!     Fall 2018

Basic Company Research   Fall 2018

SMG Providing New Sunsets for The Next Generation of America's Investors

                                         Maine SIFMA SMG Awards

                                       University of Southern Maine

                                       Portland, Maine May 22, 2019 

                                     Awards Video By Gary Harriman

                   Florida South SIFMA SMG Awards

                          Florida Atlantic University

                    Boca Raton, Florida May 15, 2019


Please see Chris Anderson's Fast Track Episodes ! 

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